Canning ready for Dundela debut


NEW Ballinamallard United manager Tommy Canning says that taking on league leaders Dundela is the ‘perfect game’ as he makes his debut as manager at Ferney Park. On Tuesday night, Canning was appointed as manager and he stood in as assistant manager on Saturday when the Mallards beat Knockbreda 2-1 at Breda Park. The new […]


Captain O’Hanlon looks to lead by example


A FEW days out from the start of the MacRory Cup campaign, St Michael’s College captain Conor O’Hanlon feels that there is a ‘nice wee buzz’ in the camp. First called up to the MacRory Cup team in 2021, O’Hanlon is a vastly experienced campaigner and he was impressive for his club Irvinestown in the recent […]


Record entry confirmed for ‘Erne Fours’


A RECORD entry has been confirmed for the ‘Erne Fours Head of the River’ which is set to take place across Lough Erne on Saturday. Prior to the event, 114 crews have entered into the racing extravaganza, with 62 crews set to compete in the men’s category, while 52 boats will bid for glory in the […]


Reihill praises team’s character


LISNASKEA manager John Reihill praised his team’s character and resolve after the Emmetts staged a spirited comeback in O’Donnell Park on Saturday to book their spot in an Ulster Championship semi-final. Played in Letterkenny, the Fermanagh champions found themselves six points down to Na Rossa midway through the third quarter, but the Emmett’s fought back […]


Reihill ready for ‘difficult’ Ulster opener


‘WE’RE going to give it a go,’ says Lisnaskea boss John Reihill as the Emmett’s prepare to enter the Ulster Championship for the first time in 12 years. Following a comprehensive 19-point win over Aghadrumsee in the Fermanagh Junior Football Championship Final, confidence is high in the Lisnaskea camp and Reihill wants his side to […]


Ballyhaise too strong for valiant Aghadrumsee


Aghadrumsee 2-08 Ballyhaise 2-17 DESPITE a valiant second half performance, Aghadrumsee ladies were knocked out of the Ulster Championship at the hands of a ruthless Ballyhaise on Saturday. Played at St Macartan’s Park, Anthony Murphy’s side were second best and a blistering start from Ballyhaise was key to their nine-point victory. Straight from the throw-in, Aghadrumsee […]


Five awards for Manor House Hotel


THE Manor House Country Hotel recently picked up a staggering five awards at the prestigious and renowned Irish Hotel Awards. Held at 33 Railway Street in Lisburn, the Irish Hotel Awards were held to celebrate the commitment, dedication and excellence of the top hospitality hotspots in Ireland, for the past year. The Manor House Country […]


Douglas and Doreen celebrate 50 years


SOME of the leading Country music stars united in Brookeborough to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of much-loved couple, Douglas and Doreen McDowell. On Friday, a large crowd turned out to Aghavea Parish Church Hall for the golden wedding anniversary celebration, where the couple’s son, Malcolm, led the musical entertainment. To read more on this […]


BREAKING NEWS: Ryder steps down as Erne Gaels manager


AFTER three years in charge, Seamus Ryder has stepped down as Erne Gaels Belleek manager. Ryder, a former player with the Belleek side, led his team to the Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship title in 2021 and the Mannok Senior Football League Division One trophy in 2022. Under Ryder’s guidance, Erne Gaels also reached two successive […]


Erne u3a celebrating its 20th anniversary


AFTER over two decades of existence, the Erne u3a group is committed to helping recently retired people ‘beat isolation’ by finding new pastimes and making new friends. Set up by Professor Pierre Vellas in France in 1973, the non-profit organisation, u3a, has became an international movement with branches dotted in many countries across Europe. The local […]